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A Cure For Bedbugs

New York’s long nightmare is over. “For years, people in Eastern Europe’s Balkan region have known that kidney bean leaves trap bedbugs, like a natural fly paper … In 1943, a group of researchers studied this phenomenon and attributed it to microscopic plant hairs that grow on the leaves’ surface, entangling bed bug legs.” Knowledge lost in World War II. The method works. Now scientists are developing synthetics with the same properties (1,000 words)

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